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  1. Standard membercaissad4
    Child of the Novelty
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    06 Mar '19 16:45
    @moonbus said
    There is an interview with John Cleese about Fawlty Towers. He claims he interviewed several hotel owners to collect ideas for the show and nearly every one of the episodes is based on accounts of real events in various hotels.
    I have the series on dvd and love it.
    Episode 3 : Back in San Antonio, the show opens in the office of the general manager where he is thanking the front desk manager for helping him hide the tank from his father and dispose of it. The front desk manager smiles and says "No problem, glad to help". The scene flashes to a garage in Los Angeles filled with gang members (and the tank) where one gang member says "Our brother in San Antonio sent us a gift. This will add more meaning to gang warfare" (as he strokes the tank ).
    The cast: The patriarch of the family is a rage-aholic who thinks everyone is trying to steal and lie to him. He also owns 2 apartment complexes, 2 trailer parks a huge warehouse and several lots of land in downtown SA.
    The matriarch is a serious problem drinker who regularly ties one on and calls the hotel late at night telling all the family secrets to whoever is working that night.
    The GM has the front desk manager doing most of the GM's work, so he can tend to important matters like bidding on Ebay or cleaning his guns.
    The front desk manager is a nefarious character who was a member of the LA gang called the Bloods as a youth. Unbeknownst to his coworkers he is still a part of the gang. He is morally bankrupt.
    The FDM has hired his uncle to work the front desk at the hotel. His uncle hates people and can best be described by the word "antisocial". He almost never speaks to coworkers.
    The graveyard shift is handled by a woman who befriends all the cats around the hotel. The FDM hates cats.
  2. Standard membercaissad4
    Child of the Novelty
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    07 Mar '19 01:57
    @caissad4 said
    I have the series on dvd and love it.
    Episode 3 : Back in San Antonio, the show opens in the office of the general manager where he is thanking the front desk manager for helping him hide the tank from his father and dispose of it. The front desk manager smiles and says "No problem, glad to help". The scene flashes to a garage in Los Angeles filled with gang members (and th ...[text shortened]... aveyard shift is handled by a woman who befriends all the cats around the hotel. The FDM hates cats.
    The breakfast cook: A retired New Mexico policeman with 6 overly friendly pit bulls. He lives in a house which has had a fire and was never repaired , the water and electricity are nonfunctional because the city has deemed the house uninhabitable. He lives there because the rent is cheap. He is constantly telling tall tales of things he has seen and famous people he has known. No one at the hotel believes anything he says.
  3. Subscribermoonbus
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    07 Mar '19 20:34
    @caissad4 said
    The breakfast cook: A retired New Mexico policeman with 6 overly friendly pit bulls. He lives in a house which has had a fire and was never repaired , the water and electricity are nonfunctional because the city has deemed the house uninhabitable. He lives there because the rent is cheap. He is constantly telling tall tales of things he has seen and famous people he has known. No one at the hotel believes anything he says.
    “Queer as folk.” 😉
  4. Standard membercaissad4
    Child of the Novelty
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    09 Mar '19 09:33
    @caissad4 said
    The breakfast cook: A retired New Mexico policeman with 6 overly friendly pit bulls. He lives in a house which has had a fire and was never repaired , the water and electricity are nonfunctional because the city has deemed the house uninhabitable. He lives there because the rent is cheap. He is constantly telling tall tales of things he has seen and famous people he has known. No one at the hotel believes anything he says.
    more episode 3: The night shift lady meets the main cat outside the hotel. The cat scowls at her and turns his back showing total indifference. The breakfast cook tells everyone that his grandfather has a piece of metal from the Roswell UFO crash. Hotel occupancy is low and the panhandlers in the street outside the hotel only make it worse. The hotel owner decides to save money and replace the breakfast sausages with hotdogs cut in 3 pieces and substitute orange drink for orange juice. The guests are not impressed.
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